Nov 29, 2012 12:00am PST
ground was saturated just enough in martinez to topple this tree on brown street. pg&e made repairs and the street is open once again tonight. >>> and a downed tree caused major back ups. heavy rain and fog made it so difficult to see that the chp slowed down to keep drivers safe. cal trans is keeping a close eye along eye 1. it it has chronic problems during heavy rain and it is not the only one either. heather ishimaru is live in daly city where the flooding is a worry there as well. heather? >> reporter: dan, this is the daly city vet that was inundated by mud a couple weeks ago. here the slide covered the road. down on highway 1 cal trans is worried about the road itself sliding away. the coast can be as beautiful as it is treacherous. heavy rains called forecloser than usual monitoring -- for closer than usual monitoring of highway 1 that is prone to rock slides and worse. in 1995 and in 2006 the hillside separated from itself and it headed for the water below calling months long closures. the locals know rain can take away their north-south route between pacifica and monterra.
Dec 5, 2012 12:00am PST
have saved stations in lafayette, walnut creek, clayton and a station in martinez not far from the shell oil refinery. abc7 news reporter alan wang is live in martinez to explain what this means for people living near the stations. alan? >> dan, when you live next to a refinery like this one there is always comfort in knowing you have a fire station in your neighborhood. but the clough is sures are being based on stations with the lowest number of calls, and that's why the one in this neighborhood could be shutdown. carol's home lies in the shadow of the shell refinery in martinez. the refinery has its own fire department, but in case of a major catastrophe it would receive mutual aid from station 12 of the contra costa fire protection district. the mutual aid could end due to a lack of funding. >> i know which i am not happy about that. it is nice having a fire station across the street. >> it will impact response times to areas around the station as well as we are going to have to wait long for resources because they will be coming from further away and they require multiple fire
Dec 4, 2012 9:00pm PST
station in creighton, lafayett lafayette, mav martinez walnut creek at risk of closing and as laura explains no one wants a fair stationary their home to close. >> i'm very concerned. >>reporter: he lives about half mail from cocoa fire station 16. the only one that serves his neighborhood in the heavily wooded west side of lafayette. the lights have been off and syrup silent temporarily at station 16 due to a mold and rat problem. but now it's one of 4 that could be permanently closed january 1st. >> when you start doing cut back and cut back on something like that, that has been here a long time, as long as i have been here and lake i said before they respond to a lot of things here. not having them here is a little disconcerting. >>reporter: with the failure measure 2 last month contra costa county supervisor must now mav to close stations. the candidate include station 16 in lafayette no. 12 on shell avenue martinez. number 4 on walnut correct and no. 11 on center avenue in clayton. >> this is going to leave clayton with absolutely no fire fire stations in our city. we will be t
Nov 28, 2012 9:00pm PST
trees were knocked down this one. this from martinez, brown street there were problems there as you can see. >> on highway 17 this morning the fog was show thick it was hard to see the cars on the road. more on that from reporter karina rusk. >> reporter: the fog and heavy rain on highway 17 was so treacherous this morning, some drivers decided to wait it out. >> because the rain is heavy. and hillside especially. >> chp is trying to minimize problems by running traffic breaks to keep cars going at a slow and steady pace. >> driving too fast and braking time is increased. >> in the heart of the valley it couldn't get any slower. wild weather knocked a tree into the power lines and it backed up cars for miles. >> predictions, today is a light day. we'll start off with this kind of deal. we could be in for trouble. >> the fire department did utilize a parking lot at an empty business to direct drivers around the problem but only pg&e could restore power that left a lot of businesses in the dark. >> we had a terrific panic but what is going to happen now. >> reporter: she didn't get the bl